Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Jelly Girl Quilt from Kate Spain fabrics

Last June, I attended Quilt Canada in Lethbridge and although I usually don't buy a lot of pre-cut fabrics, Hamel's Fabrics from Chilliwack BC had their jelly roll packages for the great price of $39 each. When I finally unrolled this jelly roll of Kate Spain fabrics, I wasn't sure what I would do with it.
A friend of mine had just finished a quilt top using the Jelly Girl Pattern from Fig Tree Quilts and I ordered the pattern so I could use it for this jelly roll.
I matched up my strips and sewed them together and made my hexagons.
 The technique in this pattern of making the hexagons in 2 pieces eliminates the set-in seams that traditionally are used in a pattern like this. The quilt top was pieced quickly and the left over pieces in the strips were pieced together for an added pieced border on the top and the bottom.
The only problem I had with stockpiling jelly rolls is that the yardage that coordinates with the fabric line may not be available when the quilt is finally being made. So I went to my local quilt shop and found a hot pink solid cotton and a turquoise print (not shown) to make borders.

This quilt is now being quilted at my favourite long-arm quilter's Blueberry Hill Quilts in Chestermere and I am looking forward to showing you the finished quilt soon!


And just a few scraps were left after making the quilt top and I turned them into this lovely doll quilt that I am going to give to my granddaughter's for their dolls.

--Ann